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7-yr-old crushed by school bus
Ludhiana, September 20
A seven-year-old girl was crushed when a school bus ran over her at around 7.30 am today. The victim was going to school with her father when the accident took place.
The mother of the victim breaks down in Ludhiana on Tuesday. The mother of the victim breaks down in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Visiting UK team gets a taste of city’s chaotic traffic
Ludhiana, September 20
The visiting delegation of the Leicester City Council in Britain got a first hand experience of the city’s unruly traffic when it got stuck in a huge jam at Jagraon Bridge for almost half an hour while the delegation headed towards the Lakkar Bridge which is under construction.


Dry fruit trader faces Rs 94-lakh fine
Ludhiana, September 20
The excise and taxation department has launched a crackdown against evasion of value added tax. The department slapped a penalty of Rs 94 lakh on a dry fruit trader in Sham Nagar yesterday for evading tax on dry fruit imported from Canada.

Driver tricked, Rs 7 lakh stolen from car
Students raise slogans against the college authorities, which do not allow them to park their vehicles on the premises of the institute in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, September 20
About Rs 7 lakh were stolen from a car by an unidentified person outside the Toyota-Radiant showroom, Ludhiana-Delhi highway, this evening.

Students raise slogans against the college authorities, which do not allow them to park their vehicles on the premises of the institute in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Partap Chowk flyover misses deadline yet again
Ludhiana, September 20
The extended monsoon season has taken its toll on construction as the opening of the Partap Chowk flyover has again missed the deadline of September 20 set by MC officiating commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi. Earlier, the opening of the ramps of the flyover was delayed due to rain.

Man electrocuted
Ludhiana, September 20
Rajesh Kumar (35), a resident of Jahanabad village in Bihar, got electrocuted while trying to dry clothes on a high-tension wire passing through his relative’s house.


A2Z company takes U-turn
Staff of A2Z company cleaned garbage bins in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, September 20
The waste management company today took a U-turn and abandoned its decision of winding up from the city. A2Z Waste Management Ludhiana Ltd officials had claimed that the company would stop its operations in the city.

Staff of A2Z company cleaned garbage bins in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune Photograph

Villagers against setting up of garbage disposal units 
Ludhiana, September 20
During public hearings on the municipal corporation’s proposal to set up solid waste management plants in Jamalpur and Jainpur villages, residents raised several objections and demanded both locations be shifted.

Delay in development works irks residents
Commuters are forced to ply on this muddy, uneven road due to delay in development works at Jagraon.Jagraon, September 20
The Jagraon Municipal Council is facing the ire of the local residents due to the delay in various development works undertaken by the council in the town.

Commuters are forced to ply on this muddy, uneven road due to delay in development works at Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

Councillors leave for Canada on tech tour
Ludhiana, September 20
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation councillors have finally managed to get Canadian visas this time. Last month, some of the councillors were refused visas by the Canadian High Commission in Chandigarh, after which the technical trip had to be cancelled.

Police still in the dark about suspect
Ludhiana, September 20
Though the two minors, who were raped by the pedophile near Gyaspura about a month ago, are yet to get justice, the so-called “leaders” of the area have been reportedly “coaxing” their father to get wrong statements recorded with the police to settle their personal scores with rivals.

Gosain rues easy access to employees
Ludhiana, September 20
The accessibility of Health and Family Welfare Minister Satpal Gosain has become a pain in his neck, as contractual employees of the Health Department are resorting to various ways and means to pressurise the government through him to regularise them.

CPI takes out protest rally
Ludhiana, September 20
The CPI took out a rally to protest against hike in petrol prices in front of the mini-secretariat here today. Leaders of the Left parties termed it as a bolt from the blue for the common man as it had further escalated the prices of essential commodities.

Swindlers cash in on gullible Punjabi youths
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 20
Another gang of swindlers is out to dupe Punjabi youths by exploiting their mindset of becoming millionaires overnight. It’s neither selling gold nor alluring them in the name of marriage.

Children spoilt for choice 24x7
Ludhiana, September 20
“My children remain glued to animated cartoons being aired by various channels 24x7. I have tried hard to keep them away from TV, but failed,” says Kiran Aggarwal. “In the beginning, like all parents, I myself made them watch cartoon channels, but now all they want to do is watch them,” she added.

Undertrail dies of heart attack
Ludhiana, september 20
An undertrail lodged at the local Central jail reportedly died of a heart attack in the wee hours today.

Two guards suspended
Ludhiana, September 20
Two security guards at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary University (GADVASU ) were suspended on Monday for their negligence in the Khaki Campbell duck case.

School Notes
City principal to attend CII summit
Ludhiana: Principal of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Mona Singh, has been invited by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to attend the CII national summit on “Quality in Education” being held at Bangalore from 22nd to 24th September. The theme for the summit is 'Empowering India Through Quality Education'.

City school teacher to represent India in global forum
Ludhiana, September 20
To shun away the phobia of mathematics, a government school teacher used his computer skills and used it for teaching the subject to students of 20 schools simultaneously.

Students introduced to retail management
ludhiana, September 20
Ludhiana for Children Society(LCS), local partner of Smile Foundation took its students to a Mall for exposure in retail management. The centre is running Smile Twin e-Learning Program (STEP) for the underprivileged children to provide them vocational training in computer science, retail management and spoken English.

SAD-BJP govt on its last legs, claims Kang
Ludhiana, September 20
Former minister and the PCC coordinator for Ludhiana Jagmohan Singh Kang today said that the SAD-BJP government was on its last legs and people were waiting to show it the door in the coming assembly polls.

Probe into illegal blood sale hits a wall
Ludhiana, September 20
More than ten days after two NGOs reported an incident involving illegal sale of blood at the city’s Civil Hospital, the district health department is yet to file the report of an inquiry launched in the case.

District Scan
BKU to participate in national meet
The functionaries of Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) will attend a two-day national meet going to be held at Amravati (Maharashtra) from September 22 to 23.


45-yr-old found dead
Jagraon, September 20
A body of a 45-year-old man was found nude in a security agency office at the Tehsil Road Jagraon on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Balwant Singh, a resident of Bohna village in district Moga.




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